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Chrononautz’ D. Glare wrenches out nearly two hours of unyielding, howling drone techno and noise abstraction with the follow-up to his 68 Samples At 68 BPM For Phased Heads , also for the major cranks at Newcastle’s Opal Tapes.
The title may seem prescriptive but it’s as arbitrary as any when you get into it, as the Yorkshire-based mutant explores practically every integer of incendiary noise, atonal wow and flutter and off-centre drum placement within the titular set-up and meter.
In that sense it’s much closer to say, the OG noise churn of Merzbow than almost anything by his peers from the noise/techno scene, treating the ‘floor as a space where bones should be melted and tendons tied in a sort of cyberpunk Shibari.
It’s long, intense, but with a persistently morning quality that keeps our attention with a repellent yet compelling sort of hypnosis. It’s definitely D. Clare/Glare’s best work to date. We recommend making up a yoga routine to this album and seeing how far you get. Then post a video of it on YouTube for everyone else to give it a try.